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Andrew Shepherd
Launceston, Australia
Full time happy person.
Interests: travel, movies, reading, photography, mountain biking, social media, bush walking
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A day at sea aboard Koningsdam, so time to explore the ship… Just in case you forget what day it is. Konningsdam was built in 2016 and operated by Holland America Line. Plenty of entertainment to choose from. The World... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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The Italian cruise port of Civitavecchia is built on history and our departure point for three week cruise around the Mediterranean. Fort Michelangelo Fort Michelangelo Porta Livorno is a very prestigious architectonical work by will of Pope Clemens XIII to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Although we could have travelled from Nice to Civitavecchia in one day, we decided to split the journey up with an overnight stop in Genoa. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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During our week in Nice we did a day trip to Cannes. Popularly know for its fannual film festival, the most interesting part of Cannes is the older Le Suque area. Cannes Musee de la Castre Musee de la Castre... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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We spent a week based in Nice, France. Our intention was to go to a variety of nearby towns along the Cote d’Azur. I don’t know whether it was jet-lag or what, but we only managed to visit Cannes. Here’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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During September and October 2018, Tony and I travel around the Mediterranean with our friends Michael and Abei. Over the next few weeks I’ll upload a few photos and some details about where we were. Let’s start with the journey... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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During September and October 2018 Tony and I travel around the Mediterranean with our friends Michael and Abei. Im still processing a million photos but I plan to have some of them posted soon. Stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Little Blue Lake, just metres off the B82 between Derby and Gladstone, is a natural phenomenon resulting from the pioneering mining days of South Mount Cameron and the surrounding areas of the Far North East of Tasmania. Originally a mine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Grrr. I just realised I haven't posted to The Smirkonian for an entire year. This will change. I have some great photos from the pst 12 months to share and an exciting overseas adventure coming up later this year. Stand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Today I spent a few moments looking back through the photos Id taken on my iPhone over the back 10 months. Here’s a few I picked out and posted to Instagram. A post shared by Andy Shepherd (@smirkstas) onJun 21,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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I’m not a fan of Facebook. I find the platform rather annoying. I resisted for many years but peer pressure won over. Most of my friends, particularly at work, were regularly conversing about someone’s post and I’d be in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
This set taken at Marion’s Vineyard in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Thanks for pointing out that error Ken. I've corrected it to "early 1900's" as indicated on the original file name.
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Explored the Westmorland Falls track in Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers region just south of Mole Creek. The walk was quite spectacular, however the falls are still showing signs of flood damage from last season. Location and mapping details at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Found this unusual image of Launceston hidden in my great grandfather’s photo collection. Taken around the early 1900’s, it’s unusual to see an image of this perspective as long lenses were not around in those days. I’m guessing the image... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Carl Sagan's letter to Chuck Berry (circa 1986). Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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I really look forward to voting in Greeka’s annual photo contest. Such creative photography in a land I like to visit occasionally. This year it seems I’m ineligible to vote. A rule change means I have to upload and be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Thanks for the comment Ken. It's certainly was a beautiful day.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2016 on East Coast Tasmania at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Panorama view of the Great Western Tiers near Mole Creek, Tasmania. Viewed from Engadine, a quiet rural property with a cosy B&B and spectacular views. Located above Mole Creek in the Mersey Hill area. The panorama features the Great Western... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
In late August Tony and I visited Tasmania’s stunning east coast. The feature of this road trip was Freycinet National Park. The view of Freycinet National Park from Apslawn. On the walking track down to Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Around late July, Tony and I visited Tasmania’s rugged west coast. An overnight stay in Strahan and a wonderful ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway following the King River. Lake Rosebery from Mackintosh Bridge, Murchinson Highway, Tasmania Clearing rain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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He is not of course the first visitor to be electrified by Greek light, to be intoxicated by the white dancing candescence of the sun on a sea with blue sky pouring into it. - Lawrence Durrell, The Greek Islands... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
A few weeks back Tony and I stay with our good mate Michael in his Gold Coast apartment. Six days of winter sun. Here are a some photos... Sky point Tower viewing deck Dusk view of the beach taken from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer